What if you could ask for anything- and get it?
In the sandy Mojave Desert, Madison is a small town on the road between nothing and nowhere. But Eldon wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, because in Madison, everyone gets one wish—and that wish always comes true.
Some people wish for money, some people wish for love, but Eldon has seen how wishes have broken the people around him. And with the lives of his family and friends in chaos, he’s left with more questions than answers. Can he make their lives better? How can he be happy if the people around him aren’t? And what hope is there for any of them if happiness isn’t an achievable dream? Doubts build, leading Eldon to a more outlandish and scary thought: maybe you can’t wish for happiness…maybe, just maybe, you have to make it for yourself.
As You Wish tells the story of Eldon and his 18th birthday wish, a wish that could change his life forever, or his sister’s, Madison is a small town that has a great wonder, a wishing cave, on their 18th birthday they get to make a wish, anything that’s within the rules. Eldon doesn’t want a wish, he doesn’t like having a wish because he doesn’t know what to wish for, his mom tells him one thing but he know it might not really help.
I really really liked this book, As You Wish is a very cute book that I didn’t expect to love as much as I did. I had read The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti before this book and I did absolutely love it so I also expected to love this book when I was first told about it, then I started reading it and really thought I wasn’t going to love it, not because I didn’t like the book, but because it’s not something I normally go for and that was becoming more evident as I read the beginning but oh lord, I really ended up loving it.
Eldon is definitely my favorite character, he’s from a very small town where all the people seem to think the same way, yet he doesn’t, and I really like that, he questions things and he doesn’t just go with what everyone says. He thinks for himself in a town of people who just follow. I can relate to that because in our small town our family is the one that really thinks differently which is weird but I could relate to Eldon. I also pictured him super cute in my head so that’s a bonus.
I would recommend this book to any young adult, it’s really really good. Chelsea Sedoti has written another masterpiece. Definitely check it out and let me know if you like it!
Massive thanks to Sourcebooks Fire & NetGalley for sending me an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!